Many companies are still failing to protect against the most common threats

When hackers want to access a target network, they are most likely to launch a phishing attack, exploit known software vulnerabilities or simply brute-force their way in through the remote desktop protocol (RDP).

This is according to a new report from Palo Alto Networks’ cybersecurity arm, Unit 42. In its latest paper, the company says these three make up more than three quarters (77%) of all suspected root causes for intrusions.